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-- work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture new ventures and provide capital for key strategic decisions. we offer expertise and tailored solutions in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." this is "bbc world news america ." reporting from washington, i'm jane o'brien. symbolic way felt president -- zimbabwe's president robert mugabe takes on rivals. james"whitey" bulger is found guilty. and we will meet the man who made it all the way to san francisco after getting a double long transplant. -- double lung transplant.
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welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. in his first speech since the disputed july 31st election, zimbabwe's president robert mu gabe viciously attacked his opponents, saying they can "go and hang themselves." the chargey denied but at the vote was rigged. correspondent andrew harding has this report. victory?imous in not president mugabe's style. be's style.ident muga he had this to say.
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those who cannot handle defeat, can go hang themselves, said mr. mugabe. yet beenly he has not sworn in for another term. his opponents insist they have proof the election was stolen. -- theefeatedmdc nationd mdc spoke of a in mourning. willhave said they challenge the entire process in court. ehe court sides with mr. mugab in such matters. while the legal wrangling may continue for some time, the focus is shifting to the economy. foreign investors are naturally worried. but with his job seemingly secure, why would mr. mugabe
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risk another economic crisis? >> if he would let things run through the normal channels, i think there will be very little foreign investment. fury,ect more sound and but away from the headlines a bruised nation is getting back to work. andrew harding, bbc news, johannesburg. hashe obama administration announced a major change to the way certain crimes are tosecuted in an attempt reduce the overflowing prison population. attorney general eric holder said that the way that minor offenses were sent to prison was broken and ineffective. a man died in hospital in hungary after suffering from
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medical problems. at one point, he talked the list of most wanted nazi war criminals. the israeli government has published the names of 26 palestinian visitors said to be released as part of a deal. the announcement comes after palestinian officials accused sabotage trying to negotiations by proving more than 1000 new settlement homes. a primary school has been turned into a temporary shelter after a 6.1 earthquake in tibet. no casualties were reported. u.s., he was ae feared boston mob boss in the 1970's and in 1980's who became one of the most wanted fugitives in the united states.
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now a jury has found james ganglandlger guilty of crimes including 11 killers. he now faces life in prison. we have the story. >> james whitey bulger convicted today of money laundering, drug trafficking, and extortion. he started his criminal career young. in the 1950's he was convicted of bank robbery and spent time in alcatraz, going on to become gangsters and's the inspiration for the film "the departed." with his sprawling criminal enterprise, it came down to a deal struck with the fbi, agents who shared his irish ethnicity who turned up land i -- a blind
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eye to his reign of terror in exchange for information. it was a tip from a crooked agent that allowed him to flee in 1994 just as officials were closing in on him. he spent 16 years on the most wanted list before being arrested in the california town of santa monica two years ago. that was a couple days after officials launched a new tv campaign targeting his long-term girlfriend catherine greig, aimed at beauticians and plastic was,ons. at the theory find her and you will find him. workedtegy goes, it like a charm. officials were covered more than 30 firearms and $800,000 hidden in the walls. extradited from california to massachusetts, he was charged
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with a litany of crimes including 19 murders. he was found don't see today of 11 of those. some of which he ordered, others he carried out himself. people's lives were so terribly harmed by the actions of older and his crew. however we hope that they find some degree of comfort that bulger is being held accountable. >> one chilling footnote was the plight of this man, due to give evidence against bulger. but he was found dead in a boston suburb. wasce concluded the body dumped where it was found. the legend of james whitey bulger lives on. bbc news, washington. >> now to egypt where authorities have postponed plans demonstrations by
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supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi. security forces said the lands were made -- the plans were made to avoid bloodshed. to get a sense of what it would take to normalize the situation in cairo, i was joined earlier i from theer, an expert washington institute for near east policy. what you make of the policy to clear the camps and do nothing? indecisiveust how the security forces are and frankly that is a good thing. i think any crackdown by the security forces would be very costly. there would be many apel dead. that would force the brotherhood and others to dig their heels in further. theyat do you think that will make of this decision?
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>> whatever happens, the brotherhood has been pretty consistent. for them it is a matter of principle. they had their president removed. they cannot have any faith in the political process. which is why any western effort to help the situation has to look the on the brotherhood. you are just not going to get the brotherhood on board. >> is there any way of avoiding bloodshed? rb we close to a negotiated settlement? think negotiations are not going to happen. for the military and the brotherhood, these negotiations are existential. i think the best case scenario is the military containment. they say, we are going to surround these people. we will not let them on the streets. we will let them stay there rather than let them into the streets. onthere is much focus
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getting the authorities to let the brotherhood back into the process. what should they be doing? >> they should be getting the military to empower the civilian government as the promised they would. they should be encouraging the military not to crackdown on the brotherhood. there are many things the military could do. especially during the political transition process. choose torhood could stay and if it made that decision moving forward. egypt onbody and either side listening to the u.s. or any kind of international pressure? >> the fact that the military said they want to crackdown and have not done so i think is definitely the result of western pressure. i think the military understands to the and your national community that is a red line. that is something that would
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destroy any legitimacy to their actions. >> briefly, has the u.s. then write not to frame this as a coup and keep the funding for the military? >> they would be losing influence with the military. >> eric trager, speaking to me a little while ago. now to charitable projects around the world including many in africa. the former president bill clinton has been visiting the continent to see the progress from those investments. our correspondent accompanied the president on his trip, during which much of the focus was on the money and influence coming from china. ♪ it has been more than 10 years since he left office, but his engagement in global affairs shows no sign of abating.
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after leaving the white house, he established the clinton global initiative. he is raising hundreds of millions of dollars from private donors and corporations to fight hiv and aids, stamp out malaria, and provide healthcare solutions to poor communities across the world. especially in africa. the continent has made enormous progress in recent years. gdp growth in places like tanzania, ethiopia, and ghana have outstripped larger economies. an hour outside of the capital, work is set to start that will beachesm these pristine into one of the biggest ports africa has seen. it is funded by $10 billion from china. will lose the beauty of
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the place itself and the people who are living here, but in another side, or if you take on the aspect of the economic, we need this. we need because it is going to boost the economy of the country. >> what is happening here is being replicated across the continents. china has overtaken america as africa's against trading partner. clinton concedes that in almost every area of engagement america is laying catch up. i do not believe we spend enough money on basic infrastructure in our aid program. i do not believe we spend enough on basic economic growth initiatives. -- theill not argue chinese are going to get a lot
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of goodwill. i do not think it is a bad thing necessarily for america. they appreciate what we try to do too help their kids stay alive and what the chinese do to build a better infrastructure. i think we have got to try to create a future that we can share with the chinese. not everything is a zero-sum game. optimistic.ds very >> i am optimistic. >> how likely is that? >> look at all the places no matter how grateful people are theyina for investment, are facing too many employ chinese workers into few local workers. infrastructurehe investment was to prop up -- there is a downside to that, too.
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if when we invest with the country, we are careful not to ask for too much, careful not to act like we are trying to shake too much -- to human rights? >> no, i don't mean it like that. i think it is a good name -- a good thing we are doing for human rights. what have we learned from the arab? it is individual rights. human rights. -- what have we learned from the arab spring? it is individual rights. human rights. to help countries around the world, it is the right thing to do. we need to know in the long run, in the independent world we will have more success with that instead of trying to buy our friends. i don't think we should do that. >> there are many who feel that china has advanced its interest
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in africa early because it is willing to ignore issues of transparency and human rights. rwanda is our next destination and it is there the clinton record the man's the most screwed -- demands the most scrutiny. thee will air that part of report tomorrow. still to come -- we look at the culture of bribery in the chinese healthcare industry. been -- since the end of its civil war. many are still living as refugees. hundreds of liberians are in nigeria with no intention of returning home. we have this report. >> a land of terror for many -- liberians.
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the civil war wreck havoc on this west african nation. a quarter of a million people lay dead when it ended and many fled to neighboring countries. they took with them horrific memories. ghost ofnted by the the war, this mother of two watched in horror as her husband was hacked to death. us.nside the house with those who participated, i know them, very, very well. and cameed liberia here 21 years ago. peace back relative home, they are reluctant to return. the owners of this property are coming soon to the claimant, meaning the days of the refugees are numbered. many refugees hoped to be resettled in the west, but find
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themselves stuck in a camp that is officially closed. others were the patch rated or offered immigration into -- re- orria did -- repatriated offered immigration into nigerian society. life may not be easy back home, but it is not much better here. leaving a tough choice for the generation born in nigeria. bbc news, nigeria. >> china is targeting dozens of drug companies in a crackdown on corruption in its healthcare system. . it follows a bribery scandal involving the british rub giant glaxosmithkline. british pharmaceutical giants glaxosmithkline. the routinely pay chinese
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doctors to get their medications described. we have the story. the cost ofcounting its health care. entire salary on her husband's medication. he is suffering from a brain tumor and government health insurance only covers part of the cost. the family survives with handouts from relatives. >> when my husband fell sick he was a young man. we did not have a lot of savings. beijing expands provisions for healthcare, government spending is soaring. they are investigating possible price-fixing in up to 60 pharmaceutical companies. a detained executive from the british firm glaxosmithkline confessed on state tv that his
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company paid bribes to doctors so they would describe their drugs. he said the bribes were then absorbed into the cost of the drugs. says that some of the local staff operated outside of the company processes. five employees working for other foreign drugs firms have confirmed to be bbc they have witnessed corruption including this salesman who did not want to be identified for fear of losing his job. >> at one hospital our product was no longer on sale. about $1000 to a senior doctor to get it back on the shelves. my manager approved it. >> in a system overwhelmed i patients, corruption is not limited to drug sales. film hidden cameras, we
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them illegally filming appointments outside a beijing hospital. get anid $50 to appointment this afternoon. families here spend a huge chunk of their savings when they get sick. by tackling corruption, authorities hope to make health care cheaper. government wants people to spend money in different ways to accelerate growth. but any talk of holiday or new units are -- or new furniture remains a distant dream. the most they can hope for is to just scrape by. bbc news, beijing. >> finally tonight, the extraordinary story of a man who received the swim from alcatraz to san francisco with two
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transplanted lungs. he had the operation because of the complex form of pulmonary fibrosis. he completed these when -- he completed the swim with his son and daughter. >> you only appreciate breathing when you can operate. your head dunked underwater, that feeling -- suddenly all you can think about a breath. with me, i could not breathe. and i was on oxygen the whole time. my disease was a type of pulmonary fibrosis. there is no cure, no treatment. only a lung transplant. my children at that point were very young. it was like, listen, it is a transplant or you are going to die. you have five or six months left. i had no choice. you are literally waiting for someone to be killed or die so
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you can get their organ. this is the medicine i take. i got two lungs. which again that was unbelievably difficult. i can get up and take this the breath immediately. i can feel it. years as the average. on my fifth anniversary, the [indiscernible] about one thing to to do would be to swim from alcatraz to the main island. i thought it would be fun to do it. just jumped -- we into the bay. >> it was just really cold. even with the wetsuit, it was freezing. thought it would be shorter. i was kind of scared for that. also i heard there were sharks in there. [laughter]
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>> you would look one way and you could see alcatraz. you look the other way and you can see san francisco. >> the ocean is magnificent. i love the feeling of so much depth in below you. >> it was really big. >> often people assume when you are in your 40's you will live longer. for me, that is not my assumption. you have to appreciate what you are doing all the time. enjoy doing the things you want to do. spent a lot of time with family. at enjoy what is going on. you do not know where it is going to take you. >> well, for more on that amazing story, you can visit our website. you will be able to read his diary-like account of what it
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out like to attempt to swim what so many people have tried, dying, to do. that brings our program to a close. to reach most of the bbc team, you can find us on twitter. i'm jeanne o'brien. thanks for watching. -- i'm jeanne o'brien. thanks for watching. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman -- >> make sense of international news -- at >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard
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